Once More With Feeling

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty]

Photo by Sam Balye on Unsplash

Naps are ridiculously evil.

So delicious, YES, yet so very evil. Once I’ve napped, that night is terrible. It’ll be hard to fall asleep on time AND the sleep, once attained, is light and restless. The next morning it’ll be hard to wake up. But you’ll get up again, just the same, because back up alarm clock howls for her food and water. But don’t go upstairs. Not even once. Because the siren song of the warm bed in the cold room with the feather pillows calls.


But first the news:

That’s me.

I took a nap yesterday. It fucked me up last night. Then I took a nap today.

Tonight’s going to be GREAT.

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Damnit, Back Up Alarm Clock

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Nine]

I was totally going to go back to sleep this morning.

And then I didn’t.

But first the news:

When I first started getting up at ass o’clock in the morning, I was waking up the cat. She sleeps downstairs in the living room and I’ll admit to a bit of joy as I woke her up instead of the other way around.

See, she knew that our alarm went off at 0645 (back in the day) and that we rolled out of bed around 0700 and she would come upstairs and start howling JUST before the alarm clock around 0630.


Thus, it was totally petty of me, but I LOVED waking her up those two precious first days before she figured out it was going to be a thing and started waking up before I got downstairs.

But now.

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Obviously Still Figuring Out Five A.M.

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Eight]

Totally slept in this morning.

Totally know why.

Totally doing something about it.

But first the news:

The alarm went off between 0430 and 0500 and I didn’t consciously turn it off.

Dangerous, Leander.

Once you get used to turning off your alarm in your sleep, it’s hard to go back to actually waking up.

But, more importantly, I felt really DOWN this morning when I finally faced the day around 0630. And it wasn’t because I missed the earlier alarm clock, either.

I asked myself, “What’s wrong?”

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Just Do The Things

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Seven]

Part of why the morning productivity has eroded somewhat is that I get lost in the ‘Tubes. Not just the internet – twitter, facebook, insta – but checking email / slack for work and browsing YouTube / Twitch / Periscope.

I *need* to dive directly into morning pages as soon as I get down here, but did I figure that out in time to do make this morning as productive as it can be?

Don’t be silly.

But first the news:

Yes, I’ve already been awake for over an hour and I’m just now getting down to this writing thing.


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Prepping For Today’s Stream And The Rest Of My Life

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Six]

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

I saw my colleague do something yesterday that I’m totally going to apply to all of my YouTube streams and, frankly, it’s brilliant, so I’m going to share it with you as well.

(Hi, M!)

But first the news:

Also I’m super jealous that he’s earned the pretty little short link [https://www.youtube.com/c/Rawkode] and I’ve got [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4OeYtPTy-PkZmPEceEsdw/]

Only seventy-nine more subscribers to go!

We can DO this!

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